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Version control with Subversion
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1 29985 08-26-2004
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0

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Sebastopol, CA--One of the greatest frustrations in most software projects is version control: the art of managing changes to information. Today's increasingly fast pace of software development--as programmers make small changes to software one day only to undo them the next--has only heightened the problem; consecutive work on code or single-programmer software is a rare sight these days. Without careful attention to version control, concurrent and collaborative work can create more headaches than it solves. This is where Subversion comes into play.
Keywords: version control concurrent
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0-596-00448-6

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Old 08-26-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2002
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: concise, well-written
Cons: published a few years too late, but hey, subversion isn't that old, either

An absolutely terrific book!

It gives people with no experience in version control a great overview over the possible methods along with a comparison of their benefits.
It helps veteran CVS users understand the differences between CVS and Subversion, and helps them migrate.
It covers questions that you'd find in a FAQ.
It serves as a manual and reference.
It's not too big, and the style of writing is easy to follow.
On top of all that it's fun to read :)

I really enjoyed reading it and got through it very quickly. If I continued to write on in more detail now people would assume that I'm on O'Reilly's payroll so I'll just say:"I'm not!" and "Go and buy it!" ... the latter being true for people who a) contemplate using version control and b) for people who find CVS' shortcomings to outweigh its benefits. :}



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